Friday, January 27, 2012

Valkyrie Review.

Hi this is your ever friendly blogger, Rebecca! However, I'm not the one who will be posting today, I'm still up in the mountains (though this intro was actually written before I went) but anyway this post is written by my friends Jacob and James! I've known these guys almost all my life and trust me when I say that they're awesome! So sit back relax and enjoy their post and if you want to check out their blog it's!
For starters we would like to thank Rebecca for letting us write this guest post on her blog.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Directed by: Bryan Singer
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Release Date: December 25, 2008 (2008-12-25)
Running Time: 124 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13

The Good: Mostly historically accurate,

The Bad: All of the characters in the movie are supposed to speak with German but none of them have German accents and all of them have different accents, which really takes you away from the overall feel of the movie,

Plot: The following plot summery is copied from
During World War II, Wehrmacht Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) is severely wounded during an RAF air raid in Tunisia, losing a hand and an eye, and is evacuated home to Nazi Germany. Meanwhile, Major General Henning von Tresckow (Branagh) attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler by smuggling a bomb aboard the Führer's personal airplane. The bomb, however, is a dud and fails to detonate, and Tresckow flies to Berlin in order to safely retrieve it. After learning that the Gestapo has arrested Major General Hans Oster, he orders General Olbricht (Nighy) to find a replacement. After recruiting Stauffenberg into the German Resistance, Olbricht presents Stauffenberg at a meeting of the secret committee which has coordinated previous attempts on Hitler's life. The members include General Ludwig Beck (Stamp), Dr. Carl Goerdeler (McNally), and Erwin von Witzleben (Schofield). Stauffenberg is stunned to learn that no plans exist on the subject of what is to be done after Hitler's assassination.
During a bombing raid on Berlin, he gets the idea of using Operation Valkyrie, which involves the deployment of the Reserve Army to maintain order in the event of a national emergency. The plotters carefully redraft the plan's orders so that they can dismantle the Nazi regime after assassinating Hitler. Realizing that only General Friedrich Fromm (Wilkinson), the head of the Reserve Army, can initiate Valkyrie, they offer him a position as head of the Wehrmacht in a post-Nazi Germany and request his support, but Fromm declines to be directly involved. With the rewritten Operation Valkyrie orders needing to be signed by Hitler (Bamber), Stauffenberg visits the Führer at his Berghof estate in Bavaria. In the presence of Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Wilhelm Keitel, Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Göring and Albert Speer, his inner circle, Hitler praises Stauffenberg's heroism in North Africa and signs the orders without fully examining the modifications, believing Stauffenberg's changes are "for the best". Watch the movie to see what happens next but if you know munch about WWII history you know what is going to happen next.

Plot: 7.7/10- The plot is based on real events and it is mostly accurate.

Action: 3.5/10- Valkyrie is not an action movie but there is a short action scene.

Acting: 7.0/10- The acting is solid but the accents really takes you away from the feel of the movie. A guy saying "Hail Hilter" with a British accent is just wrong.

Special effects: N/A

Soundtrack: 7.3/10- The soundtrack was good and set the tone of the movie well enough.

Comedy: N/A

Overall: 7.4/10- Overall Valkyrie is a soild war movie but fails as a suspense thriller.

Closing comments: If you are a huge Tom Cruise fan or a war movie fan you should like it.

Recommended for: War movie fans, Tom Cruise fans,

Thanks Rebecca for letting us write this guest post.


Aalya Rain said...

nice job u guys. i've heard a lot about this film. but sad to say i'm not into war type movies. sorry. but u did an awesome job. just know that. :)

Amy Pollard said...

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